North West recruitment consultancy Four Recruitment has announced a management restructure with the appointment of Claire Sofield as managing director.
The move will allow the finance, executive and HR search specialist to explore new growth opportunities and revenue streams.
Four was established in 2008 by brother and sister partnership Phil and Claire Sofield. Both have previously assumed responsibility of the running of the business whilst continuing a recruitment role.
The move will allow Claire to focus on the growth of the business, whilst Phil as operations director, will focus on training, development and day-to-day operations.
Claire commented: “The past year has forced us to really think about our current business structure.
“Covid19 encouraged us to develop new areas such as our business support division, adapt our sales and marketing strategy and launch new products specific to what our clients now require.”
“The continued growth and strength of our management team and promotion of key directors for each division has enabled us to focus more strategically on the future of Four which has led to the change in our management structure.
“There are many unique and diverse opportunities we are looking to pursue and my change in role will enable me to really focus on this.
“We have a huge role to play in supporting our clients through the aftermath of last year, assisting them in developing and diversifying their talent pool. But we also want to look at new and innovative income streams to further strengthen our position using our extensive network and highly experienced team”.
Co-owner Phil Sofield added: “Claire’s expertise and drive is infectious, and I have no doubt that adapting our management structure will have an extremely positive impact on our business.
“2020 was a challenging year but a year that has really enabled us to focus on the future of Four.
“There are more challenges to face during the first part of this year with a new lockdown, but there are some fantastic positives to take. In November we achieved one of our highest revenues in our 13-year history.
“Recruitment is still very much happening, and we want to ensure we take advantage of all the opportunities that are out there, Claire will ensure that happens.”